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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques signs Saudi-US joint strategic vision declaration with Trump in Riyadh on Saturday/SPA

Riyadh- The workshops of the Gulf-US Summit and Arab-Islamic-US Summit will kick off in Riyadh on Sunday as a foundation for a new partnership against terrorism and for promoting the ethics of coexistence and the strengthening of strategic relations in a way that enhances security and global stability.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz had sent messages to Arab and Islamic leaders inviting them to both summits that are being held as the world faces wide challenges, which the Kingdom is working to confront by having the Arab and Islamic worlds to be in line with the US.

Sources reported that the Arab-Islamic-US Summit with its slogan “Together We Prevail” would see decisions against the challenges facing the region. The Summit would culminate in the establishment of the Riyadh-based World Center to Confront Extremism, a center tasked to gather resources facing extremist ideologies with an aim to find pardon and coexistence and to work for securing progress and expansion.

The sources said the Summit intends to build joint relations between the West and the Arab world instead of having tense ties.

The Summit also aims to clarify to those seeking to create hostility between these two worlds -either in the West or in the Islamic World- that they are walking in the opposite direction.

It is expected for the Gulf-US Summit to enhance strategic relations between the US and GCC states.

The meeting between leaders of both sides would witness several initiatives on armament, the confrontation of terrorism, in addition to security and economic issues.

On Sunday, Trump and GCC leaders will also tackle means to confront terrorism and international extremism.

Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday on his first official trip overseas, before visiting Israel and the Vatican.

On Saturday, GCC, Arab and Islamic leaders started arriving in the Saudi capital to participate in Sunday’s two summits with Trump.